On April 25, 2011, the Blind Film Critic tweeted @ThatKevinSmith (Director-Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks) “Which of your movies is best for a blind man to review?” Kevin Smith responded a few minutes later – “CLERKS – which ironically LOOKS like it was made by a blind man.” So… The Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison reviews “Clerks”.
“Clerks” – Starring Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, and Kevin Smith. Written & Directed by Kevin Smith. A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
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On April 25, I tweeted @ThatKevinSmith and I asked him, “Which one of your films would be best for a blind man to review?
Answer: Clerks. Which ironically LOOKS like it was made by a blind man. Well, let’s see. Ha ha.
I like this movie because, I’m telling you, the story starts the moment that phone rings in the beginning of the movie and never stops. The pacing is great. It just goes and goes and goes. It’s wonderful.
It all takes place in one day. All the characters are great. Even the characters who just sort of walk in and out for a scene or two. We all know people like these guys. Every character in the movie, we’ve all met. And all the stuff they talk about, we’ve all talked about. I was laughing more at this than some of those major blockbusters that for sure.
I like the relationship between Dante and Randall. I like the dialogue. Some might say it happens a little too fast, but I think it’s a style thing. Very quick and snappy dialogue. And everybody was ready to go. To be honest, I don’t think it would be that funny if the dialogue was slower. It’s has to be like this. Randall’s right there after Dante. Dante right there after Randall. Customer comes in. Line. Dante. Randall. Customer. Dante. Randall. Ha ha ha.
Anybody who has ever worked behind the counter or worked with the public understands. This movie nails everybody. Just all the customers right on the button.
I realize when the music is play that there’s something else going on that I’m missing. It’s just different shots and it’s to bring you to from scene to the next. However, in this movie it doesn’t matter. For example, the kid buying the cigarettes. It was explained later on in the movie. I didn’t miss it. This movie is proof content is king. The writing and the acting make it.
So, for “Clerks”. You read? Four out of four eyes open! That’s right, I said it. This movie is perfect. i love “Clerks”.
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I’m Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic. Hey, is it me, or does it smell like shoe polish in here.?! Ha ha ha.